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75g, 2 Large Goldfish...and What Else?

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75g, 2 Large Goldfish...and What Else?
Old 05-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
 
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75g, 2 Large Goldfish...and What Else?

I have a 75g tank with two large goldfish (one is around 8" the other is around 6-7" - they were rescued from an abandoned backyard pond) and a common pleco. I'd like to get some more variety in the tank. I tried a school of about 10 danios but didn't like them getting constantly chased so I moved them (except one that I can't catch). What other species would be a good match to spice up the tank a bit?
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
 
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For such large goldfish and a pleco it seems pretty full there. :)
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:30 AM   #3
 
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Are these common goldfish?
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #4
 
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Are these common goldfish?
Yes, here they are in all their splendor:


(Complete with a neat reflection of the photographer, myself?)
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #5
 
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If you don't want a reflection, I would suggest taking the picture at an angle to the glass. I'm not a photographer, so I'm sure there are other ways, but that's how I handle it.

they are big, and will only get bigger. And bigger. Goldfish eat anything, including small fish, so I don't think I would try to keep anything else with them, except maybe giant danios. If they were fancy goldfish you would have some more choices.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #6
 
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Wow those are beautiful fish. I've never had much luck with goldfish (stupid flukes).
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
 
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Goldfish eat anything, including small fish, so I don't think I would try to keep anything else with them, except maybe giant danios. If they were fancy goldfish you would have some more choices.
I was thinking Giant Danios too, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks.

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Wow those are beautiful fish. I've never had much luck with goldfish (stupid flukes).
Yes, they're lovely. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #8
 
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They are very beautiful.
Giant danios would certainly work.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #9
 
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I've added 4 Giant Danios and their movement has really calmed the goldfish. Before they were spazzing out all the time, now they're nice and calm, swimming slowly and gracefully!
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